New job and finally another weekend off

New Job

I was well and truly over Greyhound when I resigned on 5th Sept and started a new job the very next day. Greyhound get my vote as Australia’s worst employer – enough said!

I am now working for Alsco, mainly delivering miners clothes out to mines around Emerald and Moranbah. Start at 6am, finish at 1.30pm one day, then 5 or 6pm the  next day. Lots of overtime on most Saturdays – and I am earning more than I was using my Technicians ticket, with a whole lot less hassle.

Bundaberg weekend

Last weekend was my first full weekend off since taking 2 days off in the June long weekend. (I worked 24 days straight with Greyhound at the end – they have a huge turnover of staff here in Emerald.) So we took off for Bundaberg (approx 600km) and had a bit of a look around, some fine dining, a massage, etc.

A couple of old farts looking to the north at Baragara from the flat we booked for the weekend

We stayed in a flat with a view over the beach at Bargara- one of Bundaberg’s beachside suburbs.

Coral Cove - one of Bundaberg's beachside suburbs

We both took a shine to the next suburb south of Baragara – called Coral Cove, it has a quiet inlet that looked to be a great spot for a swim. Just on the edge of the village they were harvesting sugar cane.

Harvesting sugar cane on the edge of Coral Cove, Bundaberg

The Honda Crv is serving us well and hasn’t missed a beat for us – I sold the Suzi a while back as I wasn’t using it at all and our site is already full with the truck, caravan, and carport for the Honda car and the motorbike.

On Sunday morning we had breakfast in the garden cafe at the Bargara Berry Farm – a beautiful spot for a delicious and decadent breakfast.

We both enjoyed the break away from Emerald and are looking forward to getting away in a month or so (once I do my second run down to the Imbil Motorbike Rally – so far at least a dozen riders are heading down from Emerald for 4 days of fun)

A blooming flower in the gardens of the Bargara berry farm - a great spot for breaky

The view of the Bargara berry farm gardens from our breaky table

Burnett Heads - mouth of the Burnett River that runs through Bundaberg

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